Greekify Your Dog

Today’s post was brought to you by my darling 13 year old daughter, Sassafras. The recipe, photos, story…the whole kit-en-kabootle. I can’t take any credit except for giving her life.
Signed, One Beaming Mama.


Ever wish you could make a dog treat for your dog that is nutritious and delicious? Well now you can. These treats are 100% organic and they are so tasty that you might even want a bite! (I don’t recommend sampling them, though) Made with fresh, Greek ingredients that make your dog feel like they’re one of the family. My family is from Greece, so I decided that we should share the love with our adorable dog too!

First, coat your pan generously with extra virgin olive oil- which is coveted in our household. I’d say a tablespoon or two.

Next, get about a cup and a half of spinach leaves and rinse them off well. Drain the leaves and pour them into the oiled pan.

Sautê the spinach for 30-60 seconds over medium heat. They cook pretty fast so I would suggest watching the pan as they are cooking. After the leaves are wilted and saturated well with the olive oil, take them off of the heat. Put them directly into a food processor and puree thoroughly.

We also have a few other ingredients. 1/2 cup of feta cheese, 1 egg, 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, and 1/2 cup of water.

Add the ingredients together and mix well.

You will end up with a lovely mixture that looks something like this.

Next, flour your working surface, along with your hands, and spread the dough out. Choose a cookie cutter and begin punching your shapes out. Place the biscuits on a cooking tray- they do not have to be far apart while baking, because they don’t spread.

Now, what would be a finishing touch without olive oil? Not only is it great for your dog’s coat and joints, but it makes for a nice crunchy top. After the cookies are coated pop them into the oven at 375º for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Take them out and admire your work. It’s not that hard, is it?

This recipe makes for a very happy dog…. and hey, you won’t feel too bad yourself.



Organic Greek Dog Treats


1 1/2 cups fresh spinach

1 egg

1/2 cup feta cheese

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup water


1. Rinse off spinach. Coat pan evenly with olive oil and sautee spinach for 30-60 seconds on medium heat.

2. Use a food processor to puree the wilted spinach leaves.

3. Combine other ingredients with the pureed spinach and mix thoroughly.

4. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.

5. Place on baking sheet and brush the tops with olive oil.

6. Bake at 375º for 20-25 minutes.

7. Feed to your dog.

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  1. Posted June 2, 2011 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    What a talented daughter you have!! Love these treats! My kids would LOVE to make some special doggie cookies :)

  2. Posted June 2, 2011 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    What a fantastic post!!! I’m SOOOO impressed! and I know Cullen would love it if I made him some of these tasty looking treats!!!

    and Wendy……..I think you may have a new contributor on your hands……or maybe a competitor! lol GREAT job Sassafras!

  3. Posted June 2, 2011 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Wow!! What a fantastic post, Sassafras! The photos and descriptions and everything. I especially love the picture of the “very happy dog”. Too cute!

  4. Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Wow your dog eats well! Those are some of my favorite ingredients. :-)

  5. Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    What a talented daughter! I think she may be a future food blogger :)

  6. Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Great post, Sassafras! And just look how proud your Mom is.

    You’re right, those treats do look pretty tasty. I bet my little shih tzu, Lucy, would love some of those.

  7. Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Did you say your daughter it only 13?! WOW. I’m soooo stinkin’ impressed.

    Fabulous fabulous post. And what a cute dog!

  8. Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I’m thinking your dog treats look like a pretty good appetizer, no?
    What a great post. I see potential here! Future blogger??

  9. Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Awesome job, Sassafrass! These look great – I bet my dog would love them too!

  10. Posted June 2, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Ok, how cute is your dog and what a great treat! Thanks for sharing Sassafrass!! I have never made my pup homemade treats, have always wanted to! Looks easy enough! Thanks for the wonderful post! :)

  11. Posted June 2, 2011 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    AWESOME POST SASSAFRAS!!!! and that ever so cute dog looks mighty, mighty happy!!! Wendy dear, i do believe you’ve found yourself a regular contributor!!

  12. Posted June 2, 2011 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Wow….great post, great pictures! I don’t even have a DOG and I want to make these! I think we have a new blogger in out midst! :)

  13. Posted June 2, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Um, me thinks that we have a future blog star on our hands!!! Great styling… great writing… and what a happy dog!!! Wonderfully done!

  14. Posted June 2, 2011 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Uh…they look like something I would wanna try myself.

    And I want your dog. I coming to get him. Grabbing my shoes.

  15. Posted June 2, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    awww your dog is so cute and spoiled!! those dog treats sound delish! i bet he was in heaven! :)

  16. Posted June 2, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Dear Sassafrass ~ This is only the second blog I’ve ever read, mainly because I’m a dog. I occasionally visit another blogger whenever the owner posts stories and pictures about her three dogs…we always have a nice visit. My owner thought I would enjoy your post and honestly, I’m very impressed! Not only by your delicious looking snack that I will definitely add to the recipe box but also by your excellent writing skills. Thanks for sharing (your dog is very cute and sure does look happy with those treats that I’m craving now!) Two Paws Up!
    Sincerely ~ Maximus

  17. Posted June 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I MUST make these for my own little pup, he would absolutely love them! They are just so yummy looking!

  18. Posted June 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    What a cute picture of your doggy!

  19. Posted June 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi! What a great idea…and money saver! Thank you for sharing.

  20. Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I am going to pass this on to my mom as I am sure she will want to make these for her ‘baby’! Great post!

  21. Posted June 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I love dog-friendly posts!!! That’s such a great recipe – thanks Sassafras! And so sweet of you to post on your momma’s blog – I”m sure she’s very proud!!

  22. Posted June 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Jack is going to be very happy when he gets one of these! Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Posted June 5, 2011 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    What a great idea! I’m definitely going to try these for our dog. You write very well, Sassafras. Thanks for such a great post.



  24. vwc
    Posted June 5, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    The problem is, I would eat them all and my dog wouldn’t get any….

  25. Posted June 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sassafrass! Great blog post. I compliment you on making such delicious treats for your fur baby. I have three puppy children myself (they blog too) so I totally get the need to share the love. These pup treats look really yummy. Woo, Woo, Woof. Your dog is adorable and you mama should be proud!

  26. Posted June 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    A star is born! Excellent post, creative and very informative. I’ve never “home made” a thing for my yorkie, but I think she will find these simply irresistible, so I’m printing up the recipe. Thanks a bunch, nicely done. Bet you have one proud Momma!

  27. Posted June 6, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Aw! Great job Sassafrass. I bet your little pooch just loved them too…

  28. Posted June 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Great post.. And, I know my doggy Yellowdog would LOVE these treats! :)

  29. Posted June 8, 2011 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    These are so great! You are one articulate teenager, my dear. Your mama is right to be proud! You made me wish I had a dog just so I could bake these, Miss Sassy. Wonder if I could convince the cats that they’re part Greek…

  30. Posted June 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Love this post! Sassafras is a beauty…I need to make my babies some biscuits.

  31. Sue Craighead
    Posted June 13, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    I am trying these ASAP. Thank you Sassafrass,so much for sharing. Our five girls, four Pekes and one Chi, will enjoy these, I am sure. And these treats will be so much healthier than the processed ‘store’ treats. What a surprise to find this on my first visit to you page. Thansks again, from Bedford, TX.

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